The first new recording from Phelios since 2010’s highly acclaimed Astral Unity, finds Martin Stürtzer in fine form, creating yet another masterwork of meticulously crafted, richly detailed cosmic doom.
Very few acts, if any, are more adept at composing such epically scaled atmospheres and Gates of Atlantis once again sets the bar impossibly high, offering up a multi-colored tapestry of sweeping sounds, full of majestic, nebulous drones and ominous strings, propelled forth by rising waves of tribal percussion and more earthen, textural darkness. The scope and breadth of the 7 tracks here truly transcends dark ambience, and the sheer weight and complexity of sound is nothing short of awe inspiring.
A triumphant return from one of the genre’s great practitioners.
Artwork by Pär Boström (Kammarheit), mastered by Secret Lab.
1 Gates Of Atlantis 5:35
2 Temple Of Yith 6:59
3 Spiritual Possession 5:35
4 Hibernation 7:32
5 New Stellar Age 5:55
6 The Shadow Out Of Time 7:55
7 Ascension 7:47
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